The Melrose Creative Alliance supports our vibrant local arts and cultural community by helping creative producers and creative consumers connect with one another and with resources. We provide communications tools and services, and professional development and networking opportunities. We advocate for the arts to be robustly funded and resourced as part of our city’s economic engine and sense of community.

The Melrose Creative Alliance is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) under the membership umbrella of the Community Coalition of Melrose, Inc. The purpose of the Coalition is to build consensus and cooperation for improving the quality of life in the City of Melrose, MA.

Our Vision

The arts in Melrose are a vehicle to create connections, raise awareness, educate and inform. Support for arts and culture is public and transparent, and includes funding and human resources. Working artists are supported with resources, a sense of community, and professional development. The definition of arts is expansive to encourage a wide array of creative participation. Melrose is colorful and music-filled, where it is easy to discover and access creative and cultural events, making it a vibrant destination for residents and surrounding communities.

Our Mission

Formalize and build underlying support and capacity for a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Melrose.

Our Team

Team Members

Maggie Abdow (Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts, Central Square Theatre)
Stacey Babb (The Opening Doors Project)
Larry Bouchie (Follow Your Art Community Studios)
Garin Boyd (Melrose Commission on Disability)
Paul Cornacchini (Riverwood Furniture Design, Melrose Open Studios Tour)
Sam Hammar (Civic Tech Consultant)
Erin Ryan Heyneman (Melrose Commission on Disability)
Jennifer Leclerc (Arts & Education Administrator)
Florence Lee (Lucky Star Face Painting, Little Pink Schoolhouse)
Heather MacDonald (Kindred Crepes)
Yael Mazor Garfinkle (Creative Strategic Marketer)
Mary Beth McAteer Margolis (Melrose MA Community Television)
Mark Morgan (Beethoven Society of Melrose)
Sara Murray (SDM Foundation)
Stephanie Nelson (Melrose Chamber of Commerce)
Jenne Rayburn (Melrose Cultural Council, local jewelry artist and designer)
Michael Robinson (Somerville Arts Council)
Kristyn Taylor (Beethoven Society of Melrose)

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